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Tuesday, 03 November 2020 19:36

20 Under 40: Andrew Tylka Making a Big Dent in Auto Body Repair World in NW Indiana

Written by Phil Wieland, NWI Times
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'The right place at the right time'

 

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Tylka to furlough some employees and consolidate operations for a while, but he said it’s back to full speed with business now exceeding last year’s.

 

Tylka is involved as a leader with several national and state auto body organizations, and worked with the Hammond Career Center to develop an auto body repair curriculum to try to cure the shortage of people in the trade. He’s also working with labor to develop an apprenticeship program for the trade.

 

“All this is worth it. It’s a passion. I’m a big person on being where the opportunities are and putting myself in the right place at the right time,” Tylka said. “Being a part of these organizations and the industry at the national level helps that. That’s why this award means a lot.”

 

Andrew and his wife Juanita, who is vice president of the auditing department at People’s Bank, have been married for seven years and have two sons, Thomas, 5, and Max, 10.

 

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